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Subject: One Last Time
I absolutely LOVE this show..Great sound>thanx Mr. Miller!! I use to play the living hell out of this tape and actually had to go back to my source for another copy..wore out my first one..it became distorted..Did not attend show but have been to Lake Placid..A beautiful and special place to say the least..A solid show from start to finish..but what always brings me back to this show is the To Lay Me Down>>gives me goose bumps every time I hear it..My hands down favorite one..so please GIVE IT A WHIRL
Subject: Not bad
Overall a decent show but Jerry seems to have lost energy over the set break and i felt the Terrapin suffered a bit. The run of Samson, TLMD and Women is pretty good and worth a listen. Also a really good Hell in the first set. Don't like the Revolution at all though. 3 1/2 stars.
Wow!!! I usually reserve five stars for my favorite years (72-74,77,78,89,90) but this is incredible. I don't usually comment on individual songs because it is so subjective but sugaree is unbelievable. Perfect sound quality as per usual from C Miller.
Dylan M -
Subject: Very Nice To Have
Chalie Mixed this show nice and smooth. Even when the Aud parts show up, it seems appropriate and well balanced.
We are lucky to have such a fellar working for our team.
The 17 minute sugaree opener suggests something special for late 83'. Certainly not the standard effort, this show is a standout, and a cool historical place to play.
"Lake Acid 83'"
To Lay Me Down, Samson, 14 Minute Bird Song, solid show, great effort.
If we don't have the entire soundboard, its nice to have people that will do the best they can to have the levels even for our listening pleasure. Thanks agian.
Subject: This show was fun to attend
I remember the locals as being intrigued by the colorful dead heads coming into their town and being greeted by many smiling faces.
This show was a dream and it still feels like a dream to heard this soundboard.
I believe it to be the only "Lay Me Down of 1983
yum yum this show is better then food
Subject: A BIG THANKS..
More Golden Sharpless from Gordon Sharpless!
Endless thanks to you my friend. Anything you need, you let me know.
Subject: lovin' Sugaree
Smoothest and most buttoned-down Sugaree show-opener I've ever heard, that's available here on the LMA.
Listen to Bobby, at 5:00 into Good Lovin'. The band goes into an interlude, and builds on it, reminiscent of Lovelight. "I wanna tell ya all about it now... cause we gotta make it work some how. I don't have to tell you what it's like these days. Sometimes you can't see shit through the smoke and the haze. You gotta have good lovin'." It goes on and builds brilliantly from there.
Think about it. The band is standing up for our environment, and mother Earth: sustainable life on Earth, for all of us. They take this theme into the crescendo of Good Lovin', the closing tune for the concert. And then, they come back out and do a tasty encore with "Revolution"... standing shoulder-to-shoulder with John Lennon, so to speak. The Grateful Dead should be in the "Hall of Fame" not just for their music and concerts, but also for all their activism and civic stewardship over the years.
Let's remember their roots. Jerry was saying, back in the 60s, "Make love and listen to our music. Don't make war in Viet Nam." Now look at the bunch of us, up to our eyeballs with George W. Bush's madness. His phony war on terror. The illegal war in Iraq, based 100 percent on lies. His illegal wiretapping and spying on us, and all the torture, kidnapping, secret prisons, indefinite jailtime without charges, if Bush decides you're a bad guy. Worst of all, our scumbag Congress is totally sold-out. They won't do a thing about it, 'cept give King George the green light. Sure could use a movement here, folks. Impeach Cheney and Bush! Replace Congress! I thought I should underscore the super-value role the Dead played historically, in our society. I know Springsteen is taking a stand for what's right, these days. Let's get our country back on track. How about global warming and extreme climate change? We need a movement to take back our news media!!!
Btw, Jerry's widow, Deborah Koons Garcia, made an excellent film in 2004 that documents how genetically engineered foods -- Genetically Modified Organisms -- slipped into our food supply. We're now eating "Franken-Food". What's for dinner next? Soylent Green? Come on people, let's get a real movement going. Read about Garcia's film here:
One more thing. Medical Marijuana is just fine. It should be totally legalized. It's an herb, not a narcotic. Stop locking people up for smoking weed. And stop all the bullshit, indiscriminate drug testing for pot with new job applicants. If you're gonna test just them, then you should be testing everybody. No one wants that. It's takes a friggin' job, to generate an income, and live in our society. Cut the shit, will ya?
What an incredibley beautiful recording! Thank you. Jerry threw me his pick as he was leaving the stage that night and I still have it.
Subject: amazing sugaree
I remember attending this show and being blown away by the Sugaree opener. What a treat to hear a quality recording more than 20 years later.
Subject: Missing Close Encounters Theme?
Wasnt there a Close Enounters Theme somewhere in this show?....Im pretty sure they did the Close Encounters Theme and called down the UFO's. I remember my sister had a bad audience tape, and they did Da na na na na....thing. Great show anyway, the boys got a whiff of the clean Adirondack air and the fantastic views of Whiteface Mtn reflecting off Mirror Lake and decided to do the majesty of the mountains its just rewards.
Shout out to Chris Freedom. I grew up in LP myself. I remember snow on July 4th. Yeee Haaa! You remember a Close Encounter Theme?
Subject: shadow-boxing the apocalypse
This is a really enjoyable SBD/AUD matrix. Sound quality is good, but perhaps a notch below the greatest SBDs out there. I have been listening to a lot of early 80's Dead recently, this show has a great combination of energetic playing and good vocals. It's like hearing "Sugaree" for the first time, the way Jerry sings it here! My fave "Sugaree" jam, however, remains 9/2/80 (ditto for that show's smoldering "Iko->Morning Dew"!) Also, a quick shout-out to 7/29/82: my favorite show of the 80's... this lake placid show comes pretty close.
Subject: Thanks for the reminder
I remember this well, one of the times I ran away as a youngster to worry my parents and see the Dead around the Northeast for a week. Portland, Lake Placid, Hartford, Worcester, Syracuse. Ahh the good old days.
Anyways, Great show. Great early versions of Touch, Esau and Bucket before the band killed them by playing them the same way after 1986. Love the 2nd set Touch as an opener. Birdsong is exceptional. Basically this is a downloader if you could or one to seek out from your friends.
Subject: I sat here and cried
You folks are the only ones that would understand this...this was the first music my son ever heard, I played it to him in the NICU after he was born. This show IS why we keep listening, and the reason why our children will too...
Chris Freedom -
Subject: This would be like seeing the Dead in my living room
I did not go to this show in Lake Placid but spent my summers there growing up, before it got all the dollars for the olympics it was the greatest small town I had ever been to. I still remember they had a penny arcade where you put a penny in and could watch an old style silent movie. There were no chain names, not even a McDonalds, The Ice Cream places were off the Cow Pastures and they churned it all on the premises. On a clear day you could see the top of Whiteface Mountain or maybe it was Mt. Marcy with snow on the peak and that was sometimes even in the summer. I remember having to flee one August morning because we woke up and it was snowing, by the time we ate breakfast 3 inches on the ground by the time we got out of the mountains they were closing the roads behind us. It was a blast we were still in our shorts too!
Even though this show is post Olympics seeing a show in Lake Placid would be unbelievable compared to the other big city venues on this tour.
I am only at Sugaree right now on the stream so I am not going to rate the show. I can say the sound is excellent!
Subject: Great SHOW!!!!
I just did the dark-room treatment on this baby, you must listen to the sugaree, sing me, women, terrapin!
one of the best right here. great to here it in soundboard form.